Seminar for Divorcing Parents

Presented by
The Fraser Counseling Center
203 Mary Lou Drive
Hinesville, Georgia 31313
Phone (912) 369-7777

NOTE: In any divorce in which custody of children under the age of 18 is at issue in the superior courts of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Georgia (including the superior courts of Bryan, Evans, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, and Tattnall counties), both parents must submit to the court a certificate of completion of the Seminar for Divorcing Parents before a final decree of divorce is granted.

Divorce is Recognized as a Very Stressful Experience

A divorce creates many changes in a young person's life. An old way of living is ending and there is anxiety that the future will be less loving.

Divorce for you, as a parent, also requires many adjustments, but, no matter what turmoil you have in your own life, you still have the responsibility to assist your children in their growth and development.

You can help your children meet the challenges that divorce brings by understanding through what they are experiencing. By knowing how youngsters feel about divorce and the normal reactions they have to it, you will be in a better position to give assistance.

It is hopeful that the divorcing seminar, "Helping Children Cope with Divorce", can help you and your children understand and adjust to the changes being experienced and that it will set the stage for future family growth.

Seminar Topics Include:

  • How families experience divorce
  • Typical reactions of children
  • Developmental needs of children
  • Skills that help children cope
  • Pitfalls to avoid
  • Parenting and communication skills

Seminar Location and Schedule


Fraser Counseling Center
203 Mary Lou Drive (next to the Liberty County YMCA)
Hinesville, Georgia 31313
Phone: (912) 369-7777

1st Wednesday - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)
1st Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (excluding holidays)

(Note: Schedule may change due to national holidays, so please call for confirmation of seminar dates and times).


Sessions begin on time, so please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes early to register and receive credit for your attendance.

Attendance is required of both parties in a divorce, separate maintenance, legitimation, change of custody and visitation action within 31 days of service of the divorce complaint upon the defendant.


Cost for the seminar is $45.00 per person, which is payable by cash or money order only.

The fee may be waived; however, waiver of the fee requires presentation of a verified affidavit of poverty to the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of the county in which you are resident. The Clerk of the Superior Court must approve the affidavit before waiver of any fee. Click here for the form that must be completed if you are requesting a waiver of the program fee.

Child Care is Not Provided

Please do not bring children to the seminar.